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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:42 AM
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With the protective veil Curtis has over this thing at the moment, I doubt he would be very eager to give previews to many engineer types...
Oh, I'm sure. Just prodding in jest. I'm actually glad he's keeping it close -- something this unique is a huge growth opportunity for him.

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If you are just breaking into CP helicopters, crossing over to a CP/VP Quad sooner than later could be a pretty solid idea. You would not have many heli habits to un-learn, and most folks will progress with a quad quicker than with a heli.
Perhaps. I'm at a moderate skill level where I'd be comfortable trying the 3D quad - orientations, circuits, forward & backward flight, some inverted, and big sport maneuvers, but nothing really 3D.

Lately I've been toying with the idea of getting a basic 450 quad, but it'd only be for line-of-sight flying, as I don't have many video/FPV ambitions (yet?). Given this, perhaps I'll wait for this more-capably aerobatic design.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:45 AM
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I have been doing more of the FPV flying lately with the 3D Quad and find it to be a lot of fun. I highly recommend it as just something else fun to do in this hobby.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I have been doing more of the FPV flying lately with the 3D Quad and find it to be a lot of fun. I highly recommend it as just something else fun to do in this hobby.
That's what I'm planning on doing with mine once you start selling them. Going to get 2, one for general FPV stut flying and another to put a gimbal on to test out the stability flying a camera with a CP quad.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:43 PM
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I can say the wind stability is quite good with the 3D Quad. It sits better in the wind than my helicopters do. Less bouncing with each wind gust. The quick collective response and small individual disks really seems to work well in a wind for stable hovering.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Curtis, You may be onto something new in the AP world. Be prepare to be asked to go bigger than a quad, like a hex, or event an octo. AP is always looking for more stable, and more efficiency in energy.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Curtis, which FC board are you using on your 3D quad ?
Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Curtis, which FC board are you using on your 3D quad ?
Read the previous page... where someone answered the first time you asked.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:23 PM
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More stable this one can give you, more efficient though this is not. This one will be setup more toward the performance side as opposed to efficiency. It is not bad on efficiency, it just does not outperform regular quads in terms of flight times or battery draw. That will require different airfoil designs etc...

But as you said, the future might bring all kinds of things.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Read the previous page... where someone answered the first time you asked.
i missed that reply. thanks !

are there any FW versions for more available FC's like KK or... ?
Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:25 PM
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i missed that reply. thanks !

are there any FW versions for more available FC's like KK or... ?
There is code for MultiWii controllers, if your up to it.

However, this might not be the right place to discuss that...
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 12:46 PM
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I like the name. Good work. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been curious since there haven't been much movement in this thread lately. Any chance that there will be a prototype at the ARCA fun fly next month?

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Old Mar 08, 2013, 01:34 PM
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AWESOME!

Good to see some new info and catchy name!

Thanks CY1!

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Now all it needs is the pre-order button, or better yet, an order button.


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